Nobles Vineyard offers the fruit and the inspiration for this royally good Pinot Noir. A mountain climate with maritime influence lends special character to the wine, handcrafted with classical Burgundian techniques to capture the remarkable terroir. It’s a fine example of why Fort-Ross Seaview is considered to be such a magical AVA along the Sonoma Coast.
Coming from the Nobles Ranch Vineyard in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA (northern Sonoma Coast), the 2018 Pinot Noir Coteaux Nobles has a ripe, opulent bouquet of black raspberries, orange blossom, baking spices, white chocolate, and candied violets. Gorgeous on the palate as well, this full-bodied Pinot Noir has a rounded, opulent texture that carries bright acidity, ripe tannins, and a distinct salty minerality and subtle marine-like influence. It's already drinking spectacularly well yet will cruise for a decade in cold cellars. It's the finest vintage of this cuvée I've tasted.